At least 19 Palestinians have reportedly sustained gunshot wounds during fresh clashes in the West Bank, as tensions continue unabated in the occupied lands.Palestinian medical officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said three Palestinian youths were shot by live rounds, while 16 others were hit by rubber-coated steel bullets in the central West Bank city of al-Bireh, located 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) north of al-Quds (Jerusalem), on Saturday evening.
Dozens of Palestinians also suffered excessive tear gas inhalation.

Locals, according to Press TV/Al Ray, said university students had organized a peaceful march at the northern entrance of al-Bireh, but violence erupted when Israeli soldiers approached the demonstrators and opened fire.

Elsewhere in the northern West Bank town of Kafr Qaddoum, located 13 kilometers (8 miles) west of Nablus, Israeli forces shot and injured a 17-year-old Palestinian teenage boy in the thigh.

The teenager was identified as Raed Hussam, who was transferred to the Rafidia Surgery Hospital to receive medical treatment.